Structural and Strategic Family Therapy

 

Working with families can be exciting and extremely productive, but family therapy presents many challenges. Families are complex, and many times family members are experiencing significant stress and conflict related to the presenting problem. Also, family systems have a natural inclination toward homeostasis and can present great resistance to change. You will need to be equipped and practiced with methods to handle this resistance in order to help the family make positive changes. In this course, you will learn essential treatment techniques of brief family therapy that support families to decrease negative or hostile interactions, increase flexibility in roles and functions, and communicate in a way that problems can be addressed effectively. You will also learn critical techniques to engage challenging families and set the stage for change. Lastly, you will learn how to apply these techniques in a way that supports families to make real progress within a brief model framework. You will have a chance to practice and reinforce concepts you learn through a series of interactive exercises and mini-quizzes. The material in this course is appropriate for both beginning counselors and seasoned professionals alike.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50 - 1.75
REL-HHS-0-SSFT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (28 Match)

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias Learning, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias Learning is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

The Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Content Area: C5, R1

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

State Of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.5 HOURS


Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.5 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, CARS II, MISA II, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CRSS II, CPRS II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP I or II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-SSFT
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain how the techniques of joining and tracking are applied to set the stage for change.
Demonstrate how to use reframing in your work with families.
Describe how to avoid triangulation in your work with families.
Detail how to use specific family therapy techniques including shifting alliances, reconnection, and reversal.
List three strategies you can use to decrease resistance and engage clients in therapy.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Common Principles
A. Meet Javier
B. Brief Family Treatment Techniques
C. Principles of Structural Family Therapy
D. Principles of Strategic Family Therapy
E. Common Threads Between Structural and Strategic Therapies
F. Differences Between Structural and Strategic Therapies
G. Modern Approaches and Research
H. Research and Assessment Tools
I. Establishing a Foundation
J. Working in the Present
K. Exceptions to Present Focus
L. Cultural Considerations
M. Let’s Review
N. Summary
Section 3: Techniques for Change
A. Reconnection
B. Reframing
C. Reframing Example
D. Selling the Reframing
E. Benefits of Reframing
F. Check/Reevaluate the Impact
G. Using Reversal
H. Working with Boundaries and Alliances
I. Realigning Maladaptive Alliances
J. Restoring the Balance of Power
K. Boundary Shifting
L. Let’s Review
M. Section Summary
Section 4: Leadership in the Session
A. Triangulation
B. De-triangulation
C. Attempts by the Family to Triangulate the Counselor
D. Avoiding Being Triangulated
E. Opening Up Closed Systems
F. Tasks and Directives
G. Interpreting the Process
H. Paradoxical Interventions
I. New Patterns and Perceptions
J. Types of Paradoxical Interventions
K. Positive Interpretation
L. Concerns Regarding the Use (or Abuse) of Paradoxical Techniques
M. Lenora’s Intervention
N. Section Summary

Section 5: Working with Resistance and Difficult Clients
A. Dealing with Resistance
B. Understanding Resistance
C. Ways to Build Cooperation and Decrease Resistance
D. Empowering the Family
E. Empowering Practice
F. The Search for Exceptions
G. Management of Angry and Hostile Clients
H. Tips for Dealing with Anger and Strong Emotions
I. Rita’s Resistant Client
J. Section Summary
Section 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Carl Fornoff, LCPC
Carl Fornoff, LCPC, is an Assistant Director in the Department of Community Resources of Villa Maria. He has designed and implemented numerous family-focused behavioral health programs across central Maryland during the past 20 years. Using a “parent/provider partnership” approach, he has developed psychiatric rehabilitation programs, community clinics, respite programming, and school-based mental health services. Carl is also a trainer for the Family Resource Academy of Maryland, and a child and family therapist in private practice. Disclosure: Carl Fornoff, LCPC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services; and the following practice categories: Addictions, Community Health, General Nursing, Gerontology, Home Health, Mental Health, Pain Management.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com